Fairman, Donald Clifford (1887-1938)

Donald Clifford Fairman was a musician and a music teacher. He lived at 2062 Beach Avenue in 1913 and 1914.

Donald Clifford Fairman was born in Ontario, probably on October 19, 1887, in Melrose, Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County. His father was Frederick William Fairman (1859-1940); his mother was Frances Maud Howe (1859-1950).

Donald’s grandfather, Harvey John Fairman, was born about 1826, possibly in Ireland. In June 1856, in Victoria District, Ontario, Harvey married Martha Luke. Harvey Fairman’s family settled in the Lulu Island area of British Columbia in the late 1800s.

Donald married Ida Rose (or Rosalind) Prosser in Ontario. She was the daughter of John Henry Prosser and Isabella Wilder. There are two marriage records: one says that the wedding was on November 5, 1909, in Toronto, Ontario. The other says that the wedding was on July 2, 1910, in Chemong, near Peterborough.

Donald and Rose had one son: Frederick John Fairman, who was born in Vancouver on May 15, 1910.

By 1920, Donald, Rose, and Frederick were living in Alaska.

Rose died in Guelph, Ontario on January 31, 1924.

Donald died in Essondale, British Columbia on March 20, 1938.

Donald and Rose’s son, Frederick John Fairman, became a boxer. He married Ethel (whose last name is unknown). Frederick died on November 16, 1985, in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Donald had a brother named Harvey Lebert (“Bert”) Fairman. He was born on September 12, 1884, in Ontario. He was an antique dealer. He married Mary Margaret Esterbrook (or Easterbrook), who was born on May 7, 1888, in Tweed, Ontario. Harvey Lebert Fairman died in Vancouver on May 7, 1954. Mary Margaret Fairman died in Vancouver on December 8, 1981.

Sources

Harvey Fairman

“Ontario, Marriages, 1800-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2PY-QTG : accessed 08 Jul 2013), John H. F. Fairman and Martha Luke, Jun 1856.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQW9-P8W: accessed 08 Jul 2013), Harvey Fairman, 1861.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-HZ1: accessed 08 Jul 2013), J. H Fairman in entry for James Mckinney, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLV-ZJ4 : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Harvey John Fairman, 1906.

Frederick William Fairman

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVX2-JBS: accessed 08 Jul 2013), Frederick Fairman in household of John Lukes, Thurlow, Hastings East, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKP-9RP : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Harvey Fairman in entry for Frederick William Fairman, 1940.

Donald Clifford Fairman

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNG7-1FN : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Donald Fairman, 1887.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNGQ-27C : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Clifford Fairman, 1887.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2GH-GYD : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Donald Fairman, 19 Oct 1887.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSZV-98C: accessed 08 Jul 2013), Donald Clifford Fairman and Rose Prosser, 1909.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSZT-JC7: accessed 08 Jul 2013), Donald Fairman and Ida R Prosser, 1910.

“United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLXR-PTT : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Donald C Fairman, 1914.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLBF-J2D : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Donald C Fairman, 1920.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGR-G5T : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Donald Clifford Fairman, 1938.

Donald Clifford Fairman, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 21, 1938, page 17; Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1938, page 13. “Fairman, Sunday, March 20, 1937; Donald Clifford Fairman of Richmond, Lulu Island, in his fifty-first year. Survived by one son, Frederick in Toronto, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Fairman; one brother, Bert, in Vancouver. Funeral service in the chapel of the Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co., Wednesday, March 23, at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. W. Dean and Rev. J.D. Hobden officiating. Cremation.

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JX6S-3VH : accessed 11 Jul 2013), Rosalind Fairman, 1924.

Harvey Lebert (“Bert”) Fairman

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Z-SVT : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Maud Howe in entry for Harvey Libert Fairman and Mary Margaret Easterbrook, 1912.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5G-WBY : accessed 08 Jul 2013), Maude Frances Howe in entry for Harvey Lebert Fairman, 1954.

Harvey Levert Fairman, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 8, 1954, page 36; Vancouver Province, May 8, 1954, page 33 (spells middle name “Levent.”). “Fairman – May 7, 1954, Harvey Levert (Bert), beloved husband of Mary M. Fairman of 3530 Cambie St., aged 69 years. Rev. C. Finnemore will conduct the funeral services from the Mount Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway & 11th Ave., on Monday, May 10 at 1 p.m. Followed by cremation. No flowers please.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL13-C2N : accessed 12 Jul 2013), Mary Margaret Fairman, 1981.

Jane Lillian McKinney (née Fairman?)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRV-3G3 : accessed 08 Jul 2013), John Harvey Fairman in entry for Jane Lillian Mckinney, 1948

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